Where do I start with farmhouse decorating and industrial?

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  • Bar15030048 Bar15030048 on Jun 16, 2017
    I started by looking at pintrest ideas, and consumed every idea I could find. I chose my fave ideas/ design, and changed it to fit my home.
  • Carole Triplett Brooks Carole Triplett Brooks on Jun 16, 2017
    Farmhouse style is white hot right now! But, what IS farmhouse style? What defines it? How do we get the look? Do you have to live on a farm? Let’s start out by saying that farmhouse style is more of an attitude or a way of life than a style these days. Once farmhouse style was distinguished by 3 key elements… rural location, functional porches and formal and informal living space! Today there are lots of fun decor element that bring the warm, simple and savvy farmhouse look to almost any home. And that’s what I’m sharing today!

    Farmhouse style originally developed out of necessity. It was born out of geography. Farmers needed places to live and farmhouses reflected the the land, building material and goods in the rural area.

    A farmhouse usually included a transition area from the outside to in… hence the farmhouse porch.

    The front of the home was the “formal” area where guest were welcomed. Although usually quite simple, it served to meet the formal social norms of the day. The back of the house usually had the kitchen and a bedroom. Or if the home was two-stories, the bedrooms were there.
    That is the origins of FARMHOUSE STYLE!

    Today, farmhouse style is a way of life that reflect a love for the land and it’s bounty and keep a close connection between both. It loves simplicity and has a do-it-yourself attitude. Recycling, upcycling and renovating are all in the wheelhouse of farmhouse style! Although unpretentious and very welcoming, there is a great sense of style about farmhouse living!

    Anyone can capture the spirit and spunk of farmhouse style! It marries so well with other decor styles. Traditional, modern, Southern, Cottage and even Industrial, just to name a few.

    By adding just a few practical and perfectly placed farmhouse elements your home can radiate this popular style!

    Here are 10 farmhouse elements to add that can wonderful farmhouse charm to your home!

    1. FARMHOUSE SINK
    A farmhouse sink is the quintessential farmhouse element! Big hefty sinks were a must to hold lots of produce from the farm, babies that needed washing, chickens that needed plucking and a whole lot more. I don’t have chickens to pluck or babies to wash (yet) but I sure love my soapstone farmhouse sink and use it hard!

    2. WHITE KITCHEN CABINETS
    Painted kitchen cabinets, especially white ones, are a farmhouse favorite! Beadboard pairs fabulously with white cabinets!

    3.PAINTED WOOD PLANKED WALLS
    LOVE these! They have donned farmhouse walls for hundreds of years but lately they have become popular again! YEA!

    4. FARMHOUSE AND RUSTIC TABLES
    Gotta love their warmth and rugged appeal. Add a farmhouse table with some classic or updated chairs for a modern look!

    5. MASON JARS
    Not just for canning anymore. Almost any food in a mason jar looks amazing and tastes even better. Add a straw and a beverage and you have pure farmhouse style!

    6. RUSTIC TOUCHES
    Use chippy architectural element with what you have to breath some farmhouse style into a room. Chippy things look great mixed with traditional pieces! It’s all about that rustic/luxe balance!

    7. BURLAP
    Burlap is not just for farmhouses any more. It has become a classic! Add just a little to give your room or table or even bed a cozy, relaxed feel!

    8. PORCHES
    Continue the tradition of the original farmhouse style by creating an outdoor living space on your porch, stoop or patio. A rocker or a swing will lend a relaxed, come-sit-a-spell touch to your home! Don’t forget lots of potted plants and flowers!

    9. WHITE IRONSTONE
    SIGH! Ironstone is the sturdy workhorse of a farmhouse kitchen. But remember to take ironstone out of the kitchen and use it to decorate your home for a great farmhouse look!

    10. GARDEN TO FORK LIVING
    Even if you don’t have a garden you can always tuck some herbs and annuals in a little kitchen herb garden. Get those hands into the good earth and bring its bounty right to your table!

    Here are just a few more idea of farmhouse style!

    planked wood floors
    simple, sensible styling
    glass front cabinets
    aprons
    barn beam anything
    galvanized metals
    wire baskets
    grain sacks
    wooden spoons
    painted wood floors
    open shelves
    plate racks
    large glass jars


  • Diane Diane on Jun 16, 2017
    I was just researching those styles today! Check out Pinterest for many great ideas and take a look at Kirklands, Bed, Bath & Beyond, and Hobby Lobby. Have fun!
  • Cud15744056 Cud15744056 on Jun 16, 2017
    i love farmhouse decorating and I get a lot of ideas from a magazine I get which is " country living". Use to be a lot better than it has been the last few years.
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